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Post by pschempf » January 5th, 2019, 4:02 pm

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Shouldn't it be fortnightly rather than weekly, though, since it's not PD for everyone? Just checkin'. :)
Curious why it’s PD status would make it more suitable for fortnightly than weekly. Just askin’ :hmm:
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Post by TriciaG » January 5th, 2019, 4:06 pm

Traditionally, we've kept weekly poetry as poems that everyone can record. I don't know how it started; maybe that way newbies can always jump into the weekly poem without worrying about local copyright? *shrug*
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Post by pschempf » January 5th, 2019, 4:10 pm

Ahhh - I wasn’t aware of that. I thought the fortnightly poems were just longer more involved poems that take longer to complete. My first section as a newb was one of David’s weekly poems.
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Post by msfry » January 5th, 2019, 9:17 pm

Well David. Fortnightly? Or Weekly? And do I begin it tomorrow?
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Post by aradlaw » January 6th, 2019, 9:42 am

msfry wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Well David. Fortnightly? Or Weekly? And do I begin it tomorrow?
Start it up as a Fortnightly please.
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Post by Carolin » January 16th, 2019, 2:40 am

This one might be cute for fortnightly poetry
https://archive.org/details/parispairtheirda00brow/page/n11

the whole book with its 12 hours would be one suitable poem i think :) thank you!
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Post by msfry » January 21st, 2019, 4:32 pm

How about this one: A Golden Day by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The subtle beauty of this day
Hangs o'er me like a fairy spell,
And care and grief have flown away,
And every breeze sings, "all is well."
I ask, "Holds earth or sin, or woe?"
My heart replies, "I do not know."

Nay! all we know, or feel, my heart,
Today is joy undimmed, complete;
In tears or pain we have no part;
The act of breathing is so sweet,
We care no higher joy to name.
What reck we now of wealth or fame?

The past--what matters it to me?
The pain it gave has passed away.
The future--that I cannot see!
I care for nothing save today--
This is a respite from all care,
And trouble flies--I know not where.

Go on, oh noisy, restless life!
Pass by, oh, feet that seek for heights!
I have no part in aught of strife;
I do not want your vain delights.
The day wraps round me like a spell
And every breeze sings, "All is well."

http://www.ellawheelerwilcox.org/poems/pagolden.htm

eta PD link: https://archive.org/details/poeticalworksofe00wilc/page/226
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Post by msfry » February 3rd, 2019, 12:21 pm

At some point I'd like to BC the Longfellow poem, A Psalm Of Life

text source: Voices Of The Night 1839
https://archive.org/details/voicesofnightbyh00long/page/n5

“A Psalm of Life”
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

What the heart of the young man said to the Psalmist

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife! A_Psalm_of_Life

Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,—act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o’erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;—

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
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Post by aradlaw » February 3rd, 2019, 1:47 pm

Sounds good Michele, I've been busy this weekend, so if you want to set it up as the Fortnightly, please do.
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Post by msfry » February 3rd, 2019, 4:49 pm

aradlaw wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 1:47 pm
Sounds good Michele, I've been busy this weekend, so if you want to set it up as the Fortnightly, please do.
Okay, it's up. :thumbs:
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Post by msfry » February 11th, 2019, 8:27 am

Much to my surprise, I don't see this one listed yet in the LV catalog.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8905

The Tables Turned; an Evening Scene
by William Wordsworth

Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books;
Or surely you'll grow double:
Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks;
Why all this toil and trouble?

The sun, above the mountain's head,
A freshening lustre mellow
Through all the long green fields has spread,
His first sweet evening yellow.

Books! 'tis a dull and endless strife:
Come, hear the woodland linnet,
How sweet his music! on my life,
There's more of wisdom in it.

And hark! how blithe the throstle sings!
He, too, is no mean preacher:
Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your Teacher.

She has a world of ready wealth,
Our minds and hearts to bless—
Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health,
Truth breathed by cheerfulness.

One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the sages can.

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;
Our meddling intellect
Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:—
We murder to dissect.

Enough of Science and of Art;
Close up those barren leaves;
Come forth, and bring with you a heart
That watches and receives.
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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2019, 9:35 am

That could be the next Fortnightly if you wish BC Michele. :D
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Post by msfry » February 11th, 2019, 9:50 am

aradlaw wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 9:35 am
That could be the next Fortnightly if you wish BC Michele. :D
Sure. Spring will be almost sprung by then! :)
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Post by TriciaG » February 11th, 2019, 10:26 am

msfry wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 9:50 am
aradlaw wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 9:35 am
That could be the next Fortnightly if you wish BC Michele. :D
Sure. Spring will be almost sprung by then! :)
In LA, maybe; not up here in the Frozen North! :lol:
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Post by aradlaw » February 11th, 2019, 10:30 am

TriciaG wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 10:26 am
msfry wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 9:50 am
aradlaw wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 9:35 am
That could be the next Fortnightly if you wish BC Michele. :D
Sure. Spring will be almost sprung by then! :)
In LA, maybe; not up here in the Frozen North! :lol:
Tricia, we have to have hope. (He says as he hunkers down for tomorrow's forecast storm) :mrgreen:
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